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Huge New 6,100+ Acre Bay Area Preserve Opens Friday

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Friday, December 1, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Lower La Honda Creek Preserve | 900 Sears Ranch Rd, La Honda, CA 94020

Event Details

Offering magnificent views of the coast, colorful wildflower displays in the spring, and immersion into a historic ranchland, La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve is an ideal spot to escape the pressures of everyday life.

The Sears Ranch Road Parking Lot and Lower La Honda Creek open to the public on December 1, 2017.

The more than 6,100-acre Preserve, considered by many as the gateway to the San Mateo Coast, features forests and redwood to the north, open rolling grasslands to the south, and spectacular panoramic views of the coast and ridgelines throughout.

Lower La Honda Creek Open Preserve
Opens to public, Friday, December 1, 2017
Open half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.
Sears Ranch Road Parking Lot, 900 Sears Ranch Rd, La Honda, CA – Preserve Map (PDF)
FREE and no parking fee

No dogs, no bikes, but horses are allowed on designated trails – read the regulations

Lower La Honda Creek offers 6 miles of trail through open rolling grasslands. Trails run through an active grazing operation, and visitors may encounter cattle and ranchers.


Lower La Honda Creek – Opens December 1, 2017

Explore the rolling grassland ridges of this working cattle ranch. As the wind whistles past, look overhead – raptors can usually be seen soaring on the updrafts above. A variety of wildlife make their homes here, including coyotes, deer, and bobcats.

Upper La Honda Creek

The truly impressive “Big Tree,” is one of the few remaining old-growth redwoods in the area.
Vista Point offers a spectacular panoramic view of the seemingly never-ending valleys leading to the coast. On a clear day, visibility extends to the ocean.


Lower La Honda Creek – Opens December 1, 2017

  • Access to Lower La Honda Creek at the Sears Ranch Road parking lot off of Highway 84 in La Honda
  • Equestrian parking is available by permit at the Event Center

Read more at openspace.orgsanfrancisco.cbslocla.com, mercurynews.com

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Outdoors
Address: 900 Sears Ranch Rd, La Honda, CA 94020